Ovid and Hesiod: The Metamorphosis of the Catalogue of Women

Ovid and Hesiod: The Metamorphosis of the Catalogue of Women

Ioannis Ziogas


The impact on Ovid of Hesiod, an important archaic Greek poet after Homer, has been underestimated. but, as this publication indicates, a profound engagement with Hesiod's issues is vital to Ovid's poetic global. As a poet who praised ladies rather than males and opted for stylistic delicacy rather than epic grandeur, Hesiod is often contrasted with Homer. Ovid revives this epic contention via surroundings the Hesiodic personality of his Metamorphoses opposed to the Homeric personality of Virgil's Aeneid. Dr Ziogas explores not just Ovid's intertextual engagement with Hesiod's works but additionally his discussion with the wealthy scholarly, philosophical and literary culture of Hesiodic reception. an incredible contribution to the examine of Ovid and the broader poetry of the Augustan age, the e-book additionally varieties a good case learn in how the reception of prior traditions can turn into the motive force of poetic production.

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